WATCH LIVE

MPA could make huge changes 

SOME SWEEPING CHANGES MAY BE COMING TO HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY ATHLETICS… THE MPA IS GOING TO MEET IN LATE JANUARY TO APPROVE OR VOTE DOWN RECOMENDATIONS BY AND AD HOC COMMITTEE TO HELP SAVE MONEY…..

THE BIG ISSUES… TO SHORTEN THE SEASON BY TWO GAMES IF YOUR SPORT ALREADY PLAYS 12 REGULAR SEASON GAMES…..

SHORTEN IT BY ONE GAME IF YOUR SPORT PLAYS 10 OR LESS… SWIM AND ICE HOCKEY SEASONS WILL BE SHORTENED BY A WEEK TO HELP DEFRAY COSTS OF RENTING POOLS AND HOCKEY RINKS…..

ALL SPORTS LIMITED TO TWO EXHIBITIONS GAMES BE IT PRESEASON OR HOLIDAY TOURNAMENTS…..

IN ALL HEAL POINTS SPORTS… ONLY 50 PERCENT WOULD MAKE THE PLAYOFFS…..

PAY FOR OFFICIALS WILL REMAIN THE SAME… AND MAINE WOULD WITHDRAW FROM NEW ENGLAND COMPETITIONS…..

IF THESE RULE CHANGES PASS… THE QUALIFYING FOR POST SEASON AND MAXIMUM COUNTABLE COMPETITIONS RULE WOULD GO INTO EFFECT THIS SPRING…..